Although only really invented in the mid-90s, the 'celebrity stylist' has become an indispensable accessory to even the biggest of stars, as Georgio Armani eloquently put it "No actress moves without her stylist".
With the thousands of celebs vying for our attention it is no wonder that we've seen the rise and rise of so many new celebrity stylists coming through the ranks - here we attempt to name our top ten.
1. Rachel Zoe
Rachel Zoe (pronounced as in go) is possibly the most influential Hollywood celebrity stylist of the day. Famed for creating clones of her super skinny signature look - vintage tops, Grecian goddess dresses, flowing hair and super-sized accessories.
With no formal fashion training Zoe earns a reputed $6000 a day and is responsible for dressing some of the world's top stars, including Keira Knightly, Sienna Miller, Cameron Diaz and Kate Beckinsale.
Zoe is best known for her transformation of Nicole Ritchie, who went from Paris Hilton's chubby sidekick to a sleek and stylish mama-to-be.
2. Philip Bloch
Philip Bloch is better known as the ‘godfather’ of celebrity stylists, famous for amongst other things having dressed Halle Berry when she won that unforgettable Oscar! The former Versace model’s trademark is drop-dead glamour. At his peak in the 1990s he was dressing virtually every A-list actress for red carpet events, once famously dressing 11 celebrities for Oscar night from Will Smith to Sandra Bullock to Angela Bassett. Today, Philip remains one of Hollywood's premier fashion gurus with clients including Nicole Kidman, Jacqueline Bisset Drew Barrymore and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
3. Cristina Ehrlich and Estee Stanley
This duo are two of the most in-demand celebrity stylists in the world today, you may not have heard of them but you will have definitely admired their handy work.
Paris Hilton, Penelope Cruz, Ashley Olson, Alicia Cuthbert, Jessica Biel and Eva Mendes, have all been dressed by this dynamic pair who have a knack for handpicking red carpet gowns for starlets who go on to become big stars.
LA based the pair's style mantra is 'classic, chic style - not trendy'.
4. Jennifer Rade
The eclectic Jennifer Rade, is most famous for helping transform Angelina Jolie from Goth to Goddess at the 2004 Oscars. She's a costume artist and stylist, who among her most famous charges of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie also dresses Pink, Kim Kardashian, and various rappers.
No label snob Jen loves a couture dress, but embraces the two-dollar vintage no-name just as warmly.
One of the most desired Australian stylists, Philip Boon, who started off his career as a designer, has styled many Aussie celebs including Megan Gale, Tina Arena, Olivia Newton John and Sneaky Sound System. To date his career highlight is presenting the Critics Under The Cone seminar on style and modern dressing with world renowned stylist, Philip Bloch (refer No. 2 position).
6. William Baker
We can thank William Baker for the reincarnation of 'our' Kylie in those golden hot pants. As her creative director, he was instrumental in getting the pop princess back into the limelight and making her one of the most influential fashion icons of the Noughties. Baker has also dressed Jay Kay of Jamiroquai, Shirley Manson from Garbage, Björk, PJ Harvey, All Saints, and Victoria Beckham.
7. Britt Bardo
Britt Bardo is one in a new bunch of celebrity stylists taking on the big guns in Hollywood. Amongst her success stories, is the transformation of the Olsen twins, or as like to call them the Michelle Tanners, into majorly fashionable celebrities sporting their unique ‘hobo chic' look. Her clients are diversely different but uniformly chic and include Kate Hudson, sexy Eva Mendes, glamour puss Jennifer Lopez and gothic girlie, Christina Ricci.
8. Jessica Pastor
LA Stylist Jessica Pastor has successfully dressed celebrities for 11 years. The feisty American stylist-to-the-stars has a signature sexy, edgy and classic, mixed with vintage look. Jessica is responsible for an impeccable track record of best-dressed including Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Hudson, Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, Kate Hudson, Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson, Kate Bosworth, Rose Byrne, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kate Beckinsale and Naomi Watts.
Having dressed some of the most beautiful, and consequently most effortlessly stylish, women in the world Jessica still cites putting Cate Blanchett into the Christian Dior by John Galliano "hummingbird" dress for the 1999 Academy Awards as her top styling moment.
9. Nicole Chavez
A bevy of Hollywood’s young celebs rely on LA based stylist Nicole Chavez for her fabulous fashion taste. As one of the most in-demand celebrity stylists, this raven haired fashion guru regularly works with Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell, Amy Smart, Brittany Snow, Scarlett Johansson, Ashlee Simpson and Katherine Heigl, to name a few. For Nicole, the most important part of creating a look is confidence “it just radiates and people respond to it”.
10. Susan Conterno
Susan Conterno is a Melbourne-based Fashion Stylist & Wardrobe Consultant who has styled Jennifer Hawkins and Candice Alley. A regular contributor to Famous magazine, she also currently performs the role of MC at the Park Hyatt Melbourne Pret-a-Porta Fashion Series and is the presenter of Style Addicts, a monthly evening of style at the Queen Victoria Markets Melbourne.
Well, there you have it, our top picks of celebrity stylists from around the world. SO next time you pick up a mag with a photo of a celebrity looking dazzling on the red carpet or stunning at a way too early hour of the morning, just remember it didn't happen accidentally.